Elderly man found injured and unresponsive in Mathews; LPSO investigating incident

An elderly man was injured this morning, found by authorities on the side of the road.

Authorities said they’re investigating what happened and are not yet ruling out a hit and run crash.

Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, a concerned citizen called 911 after finding an unresponsive elderly man on the side of the road in the 100 block of Johnny Dufrene Drive in Mathews.

The man had what appeared to be severe lacerations to his head.

A deputy arrived on the scene and found a concerned citizen administering CPR to the man. The deputy then took over and started CPR until EMTs arrived.

EMT’s established a pulse and rushed the man to a local hospital. He has since been airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans where he remains in critical condition.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. It is not yet clear how the man sustained the injuries, but investigators have not ruled out a possible hit-and-run crash.

Anyone with any knowledge of this incident is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.